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Synonyms for instruction
ɪnˈstrʌk ʃənin·struc·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. instruction

    Education (Latin educere, to lead or draw out) is the systematic development and cultivation of the mind and other natural powers. "Education is the harmonious development of all our faculties. It begins in the nursery, and goes on at school, but does not end there. It continues through life, whether we will or not.... 'Every person,' says Gibbon, 'has two educations, one which he receives from others, and one more important, which he gives himself.'" John Lubbock The Use of Life ch. vii, p. 111. [Macmillan & Co. '94.] Instruction, the impartation of knowledge by others (Latin instruere, to build in or into) is but a part of education, often the smallest part. Teaching is the more familiar and less formal word for instruction. Training refers not merely to the impartation of knowledge, but to the exercising of one in actions with the design to form habits. Discipline is systematic and rigorous training, with the idea of subjection to authority and perhaps of punishment. Tuition is the technical term for teaching as the business of an instructor or as in the routine of a school; tuition is narrower than teaching, not, like the latter word, including training. Study is emphatically what one does for himself. We speak of the teaching, training, or discipline, but not of the education or tuition of a dog or a horse. Breeding and nurture include teaching and training, especially as directed by and dependent upon home life and personal association; breeding having reference largely to manners with such qualities as are deemed distinctively characteristic of high birth; nurture (literally nourishing) having more direct reference to moral qualities, not overlooking the physical and mental. Knowledge and learning tell nothing of mental development apart from the capacity to acquire and remember, and nothing whatever of that moral development which is included in education in its fullest and noblest sense; learning, too, may be acquired by one's unaided industry, but any full education must be the result in great part of instruction, training, and personal association. Study is emphatically what one does for himself, and in which instruction and tuition can only point the way, encourage the student to advance, and remove obstacles; vigorous, persevering study is one of the best elements of training. Study is also used in the sense of the thing studied, a subject to be mastered by study, a studious pursuit. Compare KNOWLEDGE; REFINEMENT; WISDOM.

    Compare synonyms for IGNORANT.

    Synonyms:
    breeding, cultivation, culture, development, discipline, education, information, knowledge, learning, nurture, reading, schooling, study, teaching, training, tuition

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiteracy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. instruction

    Synonyms:
    teaching, education, information, counsel, advice, direction, order, command

    Antonyms:
    misteaching, misinformation, misguidance, misdirection, misinstruction, obedience, pupilage

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. direction, instructionnoun

    a message describing how something is to be done

    "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

    Synonyms:
    direction, guidance, focus, education, management, program line, counselling, counsel, way, commission, educational activity, teaching, focussing, centering, counseling, charge, didactics, steering, focal point, statement, command, pedagogy, focusing

  2. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activitynoun

    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

    Synonyms:
    precept, statement, command, didactics, teaching method, breeding, teaching, program line, pedagogics, educational activity, education, pedagogy, direction, training, commandment

  3. teaching, instruction, pedagogynoun

    the profession of a teacher

    "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

    Synonyms:
    precept, statement, command, didactics, teaching method, teaching, program line, pedagogics, educational activity, education, pedagogy, direction, commandment

  4. instruction, command, statement, program linenoun

    (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

    Synonyms:
    direction, education, bidding, assertion, bid, control, educational activity, dictation, teaching, affirmation, argument, financial statement, didactics, program line, statement, command, mastery, pedagogy

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. homework

    "we were given many homework assignments"

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    teaching, information, education, indoctrination, training, schooling, discipline, tuition, nurture, breeding

  2. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    advice, counsel, precept

  3. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    direction, order, command, mandate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. instructionnoun

    Synonyms:
    nurture, tuition, teaching, information, indoctrination, inculcation, education, admonition, edification, enlightenment, propædeutics

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How to use instruction in a sentence?

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    SBI securities trading terminal has gone whitewashed or blank at 11 am and it is a sign that market fall will take place now. Crook Brokers do it at the instruction of companies for their commission so that traders are not able to do transactions

  2. Aaron McDonald:

    I currently have a client who just yesterday reported such a behavior in her dog, Isis. Her toddler has a tendency to climb and tumble. As a response, the dog now stands behind her to brace her fall. The owner gave no such instruction. What emotion drives that innovation, if not feelings of empathy ? Empathy is found at the heart of social attachment.

  3. Catherine Truitt:

    For nearly two years, the Department has worked to create consensus among hundreds of educators and stakeholders statewide over the history standards. I'm disappointed there was not a unanimous vote on these standards today because the Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education created them to be both inclusive and encompassing.

  4. Viktoria Koval:

    Our school used to be Ukrainian-speaking, but we provided parents with the opportunity to choose the language of instruction, but we still have Ukrainian textbooks, and now it is a mix of languages because the children speak both Ukrainian and Russian very well.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    The share price of SAIL is likely to touch Rs.75 on coming Monday, and internet service be closed down by instruction of capital market riggers and web trading platform of brokerage houses be intentionally clamp down so that intraday short selling small players are not able to transact


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